The range and diversity of the fishing makes Farquhar Atoll a very special location. Easy wading on hard white sandy flats turtle grass and broken coral coupled with deeper reef edges, coral drop offs has created an environment that is perfect for almost anything to live from Bonefish to a variety of Trevally species including the brutal Giant Trevally in trophy-size versions. Indo-pacific Permit, Barracuda, Bumphead, Parrotfish, Trigger fish in the shallow coral flats and Milkfish.
So whether you prefer throwing a crab to a Trigger, wrestling with a Giant Trevally or casting to a tailing Bonefish there is a lot on offer at Farquhar.
Also, if you venture just off the shore in the deeper water then there is a whole new world of fish waiting to test your skills and how much backing you have!! From Yellowfin and Dogtooth Tuna to Wahoo, Barracuda, Giant Trevally, Grouper, Snapper and Sailfish.
Most of the fishing is wading and walking with sight fishing to lots of species. The guides are very experienced and will help you with equipment and techniques to ensure you stand the best chance of success. The skiffs have been fitted out to handle both the skinny water of the shallows as well as deeper bluewater outside the reef edge both in comfort and safety.
The fishing tends to be broken into two periods: early October until late December and late February to early May. January can be one of the wettest and coolest months with strong winds pushing in cold water which makes fly-fishing in the Seychelles largely unproductive and very hard work.
A typical day starts after breakfast when all anglers meet. Most of the fishing is walking and wading and the boats are used to access the shallow flats and occasionally chase down large fish. The guides are rotated with the guests and all are very experienced skippers. It is one guide for two anglers.
There are some backup rods and flies at the lodge but we would advise all anglers to take their own gear and fishing equipment.